The future of the Detroit Pistons


The Detroit Pistons have been on a roll lately with their show-stopping young stars. In the last ten games, Cade Cunnigham–the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft–averaged 22.3 points per game, 6.6 rebounds, and 6 assists while shooting 44.5% accuracy. The pistons are 6-4 in those games. Cade Cunnigham isn’t the only person who played well; Jerami Grant, Saddiq Bay, and Marvin Bagley were outstanding too. 


On March 17,  the 22-year-old Saddiq Bay scored a career-high 51 points against the Orlando Magic. He shot 63% from the field, made ten three-pointers (71.4%), and accrued nine rebounds. He has played great this season; he averages 16 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists while shooting 40% from the field and 35% from three-pointers. 


Marvin Bagley is showing flashes of his potential every game he plays. Since the 23-year-old Marvin Bagley joined the team, he has been playing the best basketball in his entire career. He averages 14.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1 assist while shooting 54% from the field with the Pistons. 


Killian Hayes, the 20-year-old, has been super inconsistent this year but has shown promising potential. He averages six points, five assists, three rebounds on 36% from the field and 26% from the three. His lackluster performance is actually due to the injuries he received throughout the season. 


It’s hard to deny that the young Pistons’ core can be something special with the proper guidance and training.